Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Not the same

We went to this old Chinese coffee shop on Sunday for lunch since we wanted to do some Christmas shopping in the city.

This Chai Suan Soon used to be my favourite Sunday lunch place during my younger time. Now seldom go there because as you know, parking is an issue and pretty crowded during the weekends.

As we drove to the city that day, hubby and I wanted to have pork leg rice for lunch so we decided to come to this place. Lucky star was on our side as we were able to find a good parking spot right in front of this corner coffee shop.

My girl had kolo mee pok which she said was nice. I never tried its kolo mee stall before.

RM2.50 bowl of kolo mee pok

Hubby ordered a 3-persons share of pork leg rice (RM26.00) with 3 plates of white rice. Expensive, I know.


The pork leg black gravy used to be thicker and more fragrant in the past but now it was a bit diluted. The belacan dipping still tasted good. Nothing to shout about the curry gravy. In the past, I did not dare to touch the pork legs and innards but now I have upgraded to eating pork leg. Still no innards for me. ^^

This old coffee shop has underwent a lot of facelifting and they have homestay on their first floor. You also get to see many old decorations and old antiques on display. Now they even sell some of Kuching's famous snacks and food like bird's nest, rice crackers and peah. 

I was more interested in this Hacks' tin can. ^^ Where to find this tin can?

13 comments:

Princess Ribbon said...

I see kolo mee and braised pork leg.. Yummzz.. My favourite got to be that braised pork leg la.. Full of collagen goodness, I can finish everything, including the eggs! Buurrrppp..

Small Kucing said...

pork leg dishs looks a lot wor. RM26 kira cheap lo if over here

Hayley said...

Those Hacks tin can become antiques leh, nice!

Azura Chan said...

I don't think the hacks tins were from here. I bet they boight it from oversea. Very antique!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I dont think i seen the hacks tin here also

mun said...

I have also never seen the hacks can before. The pork leg does not seem expensive to me since it is for 3 persons.

ChrisAu said...

Hard to find Kolo mee here ! Quite like it !

Huai Bin said...

I think I know where this is! :D

I'm not sure though - are you referring to Lau Siong Pork Leg Rice at Yam Seak Cafe?

I remember being a frequent customer there (coz my office was at Padungan when I was working in Kuching) and also at the place where the signboard looks like Donald Duck.

I think this might be Lau Siong coz I remember the way they arrange the pork leg. I agree, it's good and I like it too!

Huai Bin said...

Oh ya, I think we're talking about the same place since it's one of the few stalls that serves three sauces with their pork leg rice! :)

I haven't been to Kuching in a long time and your posts are making me miss it! I think I shall make a trip there soon.

suituapui said...

Oooo...antique Hacks tins!!! So nice! Fodo looks good. Take me there when I go to Kuching, ya?

Rose said...

Yes. It is Lau Siong. That what we called this place although the real name is Chai Suan Soon. Haha.

Rose said...

Sure. No problem.

Linda said...

I think it is sad when restaurants change their recipes for the purpose of saving money (such as diluting sauce and things like this). Most people don't mind paying a little more money if the food is very good and consistent. There is a restaurant here in Montreal that is fantastic! It has been here since 1944!!! Their food is delicious and I first tasted their chicken and fries, I believe, when I was 4 or 5 years old, which would have been 1961. It is the same today as it was back then, and I really think that because of their consistency, courteous and fast service, cleanliness and decent prices, they are still doing very well today. The place is called Chalet Bar-b-q.

Great post, thank you so much for sharing, Rose, and for giving me an opportunity to share one of my dining experiences with you. :)